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Old 06-16-2017, 11:28 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Fulfilling a lifelong dream!

Hi all. I am very happy to be able to say I am a new Airstream owner! It fulfills a lifelong dream as I approach retirement age. I just bought (well, last weekend) an International Serenity 27FB and I simply could not be more excited about it. I have read everything I can get my hands on, watched all the videos on Youtube, (Seriously!) and even read the entire PDF owners manual from cover to cover!

I pick it up from Prep this Wednesday.

I am a veteran to RV trailering and have owned rigs from 18ft all the way up to a 40ft 5-er, but this is my first (and hopefully last) Airstream.

I am so pleased to find such a huge community of experts from whom I can learn what worked and what didn't as I go about setting up my rig and making it mine.

I hope to see some of you on the road sometime!

Steve

Trailer's name: "Rivets for the Tin Man"
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Old 06-16-2017, 11:34 AM   #2
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Welcome to Streaming

You will really enjoy it. We bought ours in December. We live in Raleigh NC. Traveled to: Charleston, Savannah. Ga Mts. Mt Airy Area. (Andy Griffith stuff, etc. Each of our 2 sons took their families to the beach with it. South of Winston Salem last weekend with Piedmont Airstream club. Great folks. Off to Mt. Rushmore next month.

Plan on doing a couple of close to home trips to get kinks out. We had many!!! Local dealer has been great. Many have a few factory issues to get worked out.

This is a great season of our lives. Feel very blessed!!
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:16 PM   #3
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Hi all. I am very happy to be able to say I am a new Airstream owner! It fulfills a lifelong dream as I approach retirement age. I just bought (well, last weekend) an International Serenity 27FB and I simply could not be more excited about it. I have read everything I can get my hands on, watched all the videos on Youtube, (Seriously!) and even read the entire PDF owners manual from cover to cover!

I pick it up from Prep this Wednesday.

I am a veteran to RV trailering and have owned rigs from 18ft all the way up to a 40ft 5-er, but this is my first (and hopefully last) Airstream.

I am so pleased to find such a huge community of experts from whom I can learn what worked and what didn't as I go about setting up my rig and making it mine.

I hope to see some of you on the road sometime!

Steve

Trailer's name: "Rivets for the Tin Man"
Congratulations. We hope to get our first and last AS in August. And plan to travel all over US, and one day on PCH ...
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:47 PM   #4
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Congrats and welcome!

Your excitement comes through in your comments. Wishing you happy and safe travels!
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:14 PM   #5
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Congrats! Definitely exciting. Enjoy.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:18 PM   #6
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Congratulations on your new baby. May you have safe travels and many great Airstream Adventures with her.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:31 PM   #7
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Smile congratulations

We've had ours eight years and still love it. Problems, we have had a few, some our fault, some not so much. It is a joy to use and travel in, and we have been extremely happy with our travels. Hope yours treats you well and see you down the road. (Try out WBCCI, you have some good Units in Calif.)
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Old 06-17-2017, 01:37 PM   #8
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We got our 2017 25' Flying Cloud last year when they came out. Enjoying it every chance we get (with two paid vacation, six months each. Right we are retired.) Live in nortwest florida, took it to Houston in January. Planning trip to Yellowstone next year. Sdid all this to say you will enjoy yours very much. Welcome to the forum!!
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Old 06-17-2017, 02:04 PM   #9
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You're going to have some fabulous times! Enjoy!
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:13 PM   #10
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Congratulations. Hope you wear that sucker out!
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:32 PM   #11
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Congratulations! You will love it. We had our first, a 25' International Serenity for two years and now on our second voyage with our Classic 30' sitting in Port Townsend, WA. You will experience some issues as we all have, they will be worked out to a point where you will resolve the minor ones yourself and pick up a few electrical, plumbing and carpentry skills along the way!
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:36 PM   #12
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Way to go, Tin Man!!!

We bought our FC 27 FB new from an AS dealer in central CA a little over a year ago & in the past 12 months have put 25K miles on it & continue to be as delighted with it as when we drove it out of the dealer's driveway. I can only hope your experience will equal or better ours.
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:37 PM   #13
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Welcome and congratulations! Where's Apple?
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:46 PM   #14
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We got our 2017 25' Flying Cloud last year when they came out. Enjoying it every chance we get (with two paid vacation, six months each. Right we are retired.) Live in nortwest florida, took it to Houston in January. Planning trip to Yellowstone next year. Sdid all this to say you will enjoy yours very much. Welcome to the forum!!


What configuration? We are considering 25FB with twins. We have a 22fB Sport now. When we back in our view is from the bathroom or overlooking the truck. We do love our AS though and spend as much time outdoors as possible.
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